Since 2014, Waterford Walls, Ireland’s largest street art festival, has been transforming and regenerating urban spaces in Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city, while inspiring and connecting communities. Earlier this month, Waterford Walls held its eighth street art festival with over 28 national and international artists creating huge murals across Waterford City and the surrounding areas.
The enchanting mural featured above was painted by the London-based French street artist Zabou with the Dublin-based French illustrator and muralist Juliette Viode. They are both captured here — posing with the local boy depicted in the mural — by travel and street photographer Karin du Maire aka Street Art Nomad. Several more images from the recent Waterford Walls follow:
Portugal-based Emanuel Barreira aka Half Studio in front of his masterly lettering
England-based self-taught artist Sophie Mess at work on her stunning mural
French urban artist GraffMatt checking out his portrait of a young woman
Paris-based South African photorealistic muralist Mister Copy at work
Brooklyn-based Italian muralist Iena Cruz in front of his mural “Out of Sight,” depicting “two vanishing polar bears… fighting to survive”
Photos by Karin du Maire aka Street Art Nomad